University Iowa Press

Within the Lighted City (Iowa Short Fiction Award)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at June 14, 2017
Within the Lighted City (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Within the Lighted City (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Lisa Lenzo
English | Oct. 1, 1997 | ISBN: 0877456119 | 113 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

A collection of short stories about Detroiters, or former Detroiters, including a near-albino teenager, an angel, and the Zito family.
Lenzo's nine stories, set in and around Detroit, remove just enough of the solid foundation from beneath her characters' footing. Some, like the teen-agers in "Stealing Trees," imperil themselves without very much outside help, slinking into a ghetto to filch trees they plan to replant elsewhere.

Listening to Mozart (Iowa Short Fiction Award)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at June 14, 2017
Listening to Mozart (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Listening to Mozart (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Charles Wyatt
English | Oct. 1, 1995 | ISBN: 0877455244 | 193 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

A short story collection that, according to Judith Grossman, gives "an intimate portrait of the musician in performance as an athlete of mind and body." This book was the winner of the 1995 John Simmons Award of the University of Iowa Press, now reissued by Morris Books.
The Anti-Warrior: A Memoir (Singular Lives : the Iowa Series in North American Autobiography)

The Anti-Warrior: A Memoir (Singular Lives : the Iowa Series in North American Autobiography) by Milt Felsen
English | May 1989 | ISBN: 0877452229 | 273 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

An anti-war activist tells his experiences in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
The Anti-Warrior: A Memoir is a vivid manifestation of a distinctive feature of contemporary culture, in which the read- ing, writing, and critical discussion of autobiographies are widely shared activities. Experiencing others' lives in life stories and learning thereby about others' activities, valued ideas, and characteristic emotional states have become popular parts of the communication network which, in a vital sense, makes us Americans.

University Presses Ebook Pack  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by stephan89 at Nov. 10, 2015
University Presses Ebook Pack

University Presses Ebook Pack
English | 450 Files | PDF | 1.9 Gb

Here we go again. Some high-quality academic ebooks from reputable university presses, nicely sorted.

A Cook's Tour of Iowa (Bur Oak Book)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tot167 at June 3, 2011
A Cook's Tour of Iowa (Bur Oak Book)

Susan Puckett, "A Cook's Tour of Iowa (Bur Oak Book)"
University Of Iowa Press | 1990 | ISBN: 087745289X | 310 pages | epub | 2,8 MB

Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile (Iowa Whitman Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rajji82 at Aug. 14, 2010
Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile (Iowa Whitman Series)

Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile (Iowa Whitman Series) By Walt Whitman
University Of Iowa Press | 2009-04-10 | ISBN-10: 1587298708 | 214 Pages | PDF | 4.74 MB

Written in the aftermath of the American Civil War during the ferment of national Reconstruction, Walt Whitman’s Democratic Vistas remains one of the most penetrating analyses of democracy ever written. Diagnosing democracy’s failures as well as laying out its vast possibilities, Whitman offers an unflinching assessment of the ongoing social experiment known as the United States. Now available for the first time in a facsimile of the original 1870–1871 edition, with an introduction and annotations by noted Whitman scholar Ed Folsom that illuminate the essay’s historical and cultural contexts, this searing analysis of American culture offers readers today the opportunity to argue with Whitman over the nature of democracy and the future of the nation.

The Iowa Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at Jan. 7, 2010
The Iowa Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey

The Iowa Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey
Publisher: University Of Iowa Press | ISBN: 0877450927 | edition 1979 | CHM | 176 pages | 10,4 mb

The historian's view of the brevity of the settlement period and subsequent development of Iowa is nowhere so tangibly demonstrated as in the buildings and structures which were created in the process. In virtually every county the first settlers, regardless of the style of homes they left to come to Iowa, followed a common pattern. They availed themselves of whatever building materials the environment and circumstance dictated; dugouts, sod, or logs. Their primary concern appears to have been shelter; functional, expedient, and spartan. Once established and able, however, their permanence and affluence were demonstrated by the construction of buildings following patterns well established in the communities from whence they came. Those people arriving after the brief settlement period brought new concepts and styles with them, adding variety to the community and neighborhood in which they settled. The impact of this continuous flow of ideas is easily observable in Iowa, if one has a key to understanding what occurred.

America Eats (The Iowa Szathm Ary Culinary Arts Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by aquadron27 at March 16, 2009
America Eats (The Iowa Szathm Ary Culinary Arts Series)

America Eats (The Iowa Szathm Ary Culinary Arts Series)
Publisher: University of Iowa Press | ISBN: 0877453616 | edition May 1992 | CHM | 123 pages | 1,39 mb

Cookery, American–Midwestern style, Cookery–Middle West, Middle West–Social life and customs.

Memoirs of a Cold War Son (Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Voluve at March 8, 2009
Memoirs of a Cold War Son (Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in

Memoirs of a Cold War Son (Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in
Publisher: John University Of Iowa Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0877457018 | PDF | 246 pages | 10 MB



A Damned Iowa Greyhound: The Civil War Letters of William Henry Harrison Clayton  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Julia1791 at March 5, 2009
A Damned Iowa Greyhound: The Civil War Letters of William Henry Harrison Clayton

A Damned Iowa Greyhound: The Civil War Letters of William Henry Harrison Clayton
University Of Iowa Press | Routledge | 236 pages | 1998 | ISBN: 0877456232 | PDF | 1.3 mb

William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the trans-Mississippi theater.